Design Alaska Wild Arts Walk
Friends of Creamer’s Field is proud to partner with Design Alaska to host the annual Design Alaska Wild Arts Walk the last Sunday in June. Local artists display and sell their work and art is created on site and sold in a Quick Art auction. Admission is $5.00 per person for 18+, 17 and under are free. Upon admission, each family receives a Design Alaska’s gift of a collector’s edition Creamers Field art mug, while supplies last.
All proceeds raised benefit community programs offered by Friends of Creamer’s Field.
Meet the 2022 Design Alaska Wild Arts Walk Artists!
2. Randall compton - Randall compton art
Randall is known for his brilliant depictions of Alaskan scenery and wildlife, specifically Alaskan birds. Known as an avid falconer, his work depicts many aspects of his passion. Randall makes his home in Fairbanks with his wife, Crystal, and their four children.
3. Kim krinke & betty dupee - Krink's Kaleidoscope & treasurables
Betty originally introduced Kim to alcohol ink through a class, thinking she would be unable to control it. Kim fell in love with the medium and the duo decided to team up and combine Betty’s more playful form with Kim’s control freak nature for detail.
4. Iris Sutton - Ice Wedge Art & Farm
Born and raised in Alaska, Iris is continually inspired by its expanse and variety of life. She travels throughout the state to gain ideas – by dog team in the winter and by whatever means necessary in the summer. She has worked in many forms of media and is always open to something new.
5. Ann wood O'Brien
Ann arrived in Interior Alaska in 1973. She has been a basket weaver, potter, and seamstress. She now does felting. Inspired by years of living the Alaskan lifestyle, she features motifs taken from Alaska’s abundant natural fauna and flora in her colorful, hand-felted art
7. Lyndsi harris - evolutionary thread
Lyndsi is a Fairbanks based artist specializing in mixed media designs. Each piece begins with a watercolor painting on a birch tree bark canvas and is subsequently enriched with embroidery details that create a sense of depth and texture. She is always experimenting and trying to push the boundaries of this medium - hence the name “Evolutionary Thread”.
8. Stephanie cannizzaro - stephanie c photography
Stephanie is a military spouse, mother, scuba diver, and zookeeper! Nature drives every goal and every move she makes in her life. She has been a photographer for 6 years and absolutely loves the memories and images she is able to create for families, including her own.
9. Greg Bringhurst - Great Bear Creative
Greg is a born and raised Fairbanksan. He grew up in a family of artists. His general space of creation includes photography, pen-and-ink artwork, and random projects in his garage. The inspiration for many of his drawings comes from his photos or from his experiences traveling throughout Alaska. Greg lives in Fairbanks with his wife, two daughters, dog, cat, and he loves being a girl dad.
10. Jessica Morse - Cold Spot Studio
Alaskan artist, born and grown, Jessica is well known in Fairbanks for her beautiful, unique, and brightly colored pottery and art. She spends much of the year living off-grid at her families' cabin, but returns each summer to host classes, and create colorful, functional pieces of art.
11. Hannah foss - AussieAK ART
Hannah is a CGI Animator/Technical Artist at the UAF Geophysical Institute. She grew up in Adelaide, South Australia and moved to Alaska in 2008. Some of her adventures include designing a Hainan Airlines' Boeing 787 Dreamliner Kung Fu Panda Livery, illustrating dinosaur fossils, and meeting a polar bear.
12. Anne Aleshire - Anne Aleshire Fine Art
Anne’s paintings reflect the love she has for the natural world. She enjoys exploring; traveling, backpacking, painting outings; or just going for a short walk with her grandchildren through the woods. Exploring the outdoors gives Anne the sense of serenity. Creamer’s Field is a reoccurring theme in her paintings.
The watercolor society has been in existence since 1999 when a group of painters got together to paint. We now have meetings once a month. During Covid we went to Zoom, but we are anxious to be "in person again"!
14. Traci Hill - Wild Tundra Sketches
Traci is a self-proclaimed conundrum. A hodge-podge of random puzzle pieces that somehow fit together in a functional and unique way. She is former Marine, a biologist, and a proud mom of a nine-year-old energetic boy and a pet to four dogs.
16. Maegan Lundy - Wares by Maegan
Maegan is a Fairbanksan who grew up on the banks of the Mississippi River. Each handicraft is inspired by and harvested from the beautiful landscape around us and is meant to provoke awareness of nature and our place in it.
17. Lindsay monty - minnow muse
Lindsay is the maker at Minnow Muse bead-crafting. Inspired by the great wilds and all things color and quirk, she creates original folk style beadwork pieces that carry the opulence of Alaska’s summer into the wider wheel of the year.
18. Jim Barr - Arctic Burls & Bowls
Jim is a retired military veteran and has been turning bowls for approximately 15 years. He started this business after several friends received bowls as gifts and encouraged him to start a business selling them.
19. Shayla Sackinger - Bird ninja art
Shayla is a local artist who specializes in ink and watercolor illustration. Her main subjects are birds and fantasy inspired characters and environments. She is currently working on a series of Raptor Portraits.
20. Yumi Kawaguchi - Dogwood studios
Yumi is a printmaking artist, originally from Niigata, Japan who has been living in Fairbanks since 2001. She hand-carves woodblocks, applies ink on the block with a brayer and hand-presses the relief image on Japanese paper with a baren. She was 8-years-old when she made the first woodcut in Japan. In 2010 she took the first printmaking class at UAF. She was instantly hooked by the printmaking process and has been calling herself a printmaker since 2012.
21. Christine Fik - Affluent Forager Creative Works
Christina has lived in Alaska for 12 years. She has traveled and worked all over the state and just couldn't leave! She has always been an artist but is particularly inspired by Alaska. She draws, paints, and makes jewelry from caribou sheds she collect herself! Her earrings have small, detailed paintings of Alaskan wildlife or flowers. In her free time, she does art with her sons.
22. April Knox - April knox art
April Knox is an oil painter and geologist who lives in Fairbanks, Alaska. Her work has been juried into Oil Painters of America, Salon International, Hoosier Salon, and Indiana Heritage Arts. Currently, her work can be found at aprilknoxart.com, Roaming Root Cellar, and the Bear Gallery Gift shop in Fairbanks.
23. Jamie Smith - "Nuggets" Cartoon
Jamie Smith is the creator of the Alaskan cartoon feature "Nuggets" appearing weekly in the Fairbanks Daily New-Miner (Sunday edition) since 1988. He also teaches drawing classes at local schools, participates in artist residencies, and gives presentations, demonstrations and workshops, plus freelance illustration for clients throughout the community.
24. Kathi Cameron - Singing Dog Creative Arts
Kathi has a bachelor’s degree in music and a minor in art. She has taught both in public schools and private studio for over 30-years. The flute started out as an end of year project for her students. She learned to bead in 2008 and has enjoyed experimenting with a variety of beading styles. She moved to Alaska in 2011.
25. Heather Krawiec - Mountain Heather Creations
Heather has been making hats in Fairbanks, Alaska for over 20 years. Mountain Heather hats are decorated with mountain-scapes inspired by the Alaska Range. You will find inspirations of the natural world in the fabrics she uses. Each hat is a one-of-a-kind creation.
26. Brittany Montour - Brittany Montour Art
Brittany Montour is an artist based in Alaska. Her work consists of detailed or whimsical interpretations of nature using mainly watercolor. She is inspired by the nature around her through explorations, research and understanding of the species she is trying to portray. Her use of lines and vibrant colors are inspired by her graphic design degree.
27. Linda Wies - Ink & Wood AK
Fairbanks printmaker, Linda Wies is inspired by nature, from the tiniest mushroom underfoot to the migrating sandhill cranes. There is always something to stop and learn from. Linda is primarily a relief printmaker working with wood and lino blocks. She hand carves each block often using 4 or 5 individually inked blocks for her images. She also carves standalone solid wood pieces and has a variety of hand carved blocks used to print fabric.
28. mARJI hUFFMAN-pLESSINGER - mY aLASKA pASSAGE
Experiencing Alaska as a child and young person kindled a fire to experience and share the beauty and enchantment of Alaska. Part of her experience of Alaska is the conviction that there is always something unseen, under a leaf, behind that tree, living inside that little hole.
29. wILLOW cOLE
Willow Cole is a Fairbanks based potter who incorporates imagery of wildlife and nature into her functional work. After taking ceramic classes in high school, Willow discovered she had an affinity for the ceramic process and she has continued to experiment with clay and imagery since.